Thursday, October 29th, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday highlighted Mercer County's struggle with COVID-19 as he discussed the growing number of cases across the state.
DeWine's comments arrived the same day the county saw a record 39 new cases on Wednesday, raising the county's total to 1,523. [More]
By William Kincaid
South Central Mercer Fire District officials are asking voters to approve a 2.5-mill replacement levy to fund fire protection operations.
The five-year levy, if approved, would increase the amount collected annually by the current levy from $326,900 to $332,160, according to the Mercer County Auditor' Office. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $87.50 annually. [More]
Late goal lifts St. Marys to another win over Celina
By Tom Haines
ELIDA - Just like the first matchup between the teams, Wednesday's St. Marys-Celina Division II girls soccer district semifinal match looked deadlocked most of the way and came down to a lucky bounce.
Once again, it was St. Marys coming out on top, as Celina keeper Kennedy Henry couldn't corral a long shot from Lydia Will with less than five minutes remaining, and Lil Ankerman scored on the rebound to give the Roughriders a 2-1 win in the district semifinals at Elida Middle School. [More]
Obituaries on October 29th, 2020
David L. Lehman, of Minster (formerly, Celina) OH, lost his battle with cancer on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:47 PM. He was 67 years old. [More]
Virginia A. "Ginny" Schaefer, St. Anthony, died on Oct. 28, 2020, at Mercer Cou [More]
Cinda Rodeheffer Trisel, 67, Piqua, died on Oct. 27, 2020, at Hospice of Dayton [More]
Clarence Niblick, 101 of Lakeland, Florida died on October 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on October 29th, 2020
COLDWATER - Work on a $450,000 expansion and redesign of Mercer County Community Hospital's pharmacy had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but hospital officials say work on the project will finally begin.
CELINA - Celina school officials have no reason to consider, at least so far, halting in-person learning, even with 58 students out in quarantine, superintendent Ken Schmiesing said at Wednesday's special board meeting.
CELINA - A Celina man is being charged with theft and tampering with Bureau of Motor Vehicles records.
W. Baum-
gartner Jr., 56, made his
CELINA - Celina City Schools board of education members on Wednesday approved Mercer County Head Start's request to transfer funds to purchase more than $14,000 in new kitchen equipment.
District 8 Volleyball Honors
The District 8 Volleyball Coaches Association announced its postseason award winners this week.
In Division IV, Fort Recovery senior Paige Fortkamp
  Last season in the Division VII playoffs, Fort Loramie and New Bremen had their seasons ended a week apart by Marion Local.
On Friday, the Redskins and Cardinals will meet in the Region 28 semifinals with Marion Local likely waiting for them next week.
Computer Points In Review
  Last weekend saw a winnowing of the local teams still alive in the postseason. We are down to just two WBL and 4 MAC teams remaining in the playoffs

Booster Stadium
The teams met in the 1962 and 1963 seasons with the Flyers winning by scores of 58-0 and 24-0.
All games start at 7 p.m.
Division VII Region 28
Riverside at Marion Local
New Bremen at Fort Loramie
Bryan at Celina